Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Australia. 2012 ‘Record-keeping by Manufacturers.’ National Report of Australia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 2.4, p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 23 March
4.3. Does your country require that manufacturers keep records of their activities? YES
4.3.1. What information must be recorded (check relevant boxes)?
a) Quantity of SALW manufactured: YES
b) Type or model of SALW manufactured: YES
c) Markings applied to manufactured SALW: YES
d) Transactions (e.g. sales of manufactured and marked SALW): YES
e) Other: Recorded information varies according to each state and territory, however most jurisdictions record all of above information.
4.3.2. How long must manufacturing records be kept? This varies according to each state and territory, from 3 to 70 years, with some indicating records are held indefinitely.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]